Cen­trowitz claims 1,500-me­ter ti­tle

The Washington Post Sunday - - WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS - — From news ser­vices and staff re­ports

Utiliz­ing his vi­cious kick,

Matthew Cen­trowitz pulled away on the fi­nal lap for his third 1,500-me­ter ti­tle in five years at the U. S. out­door cham­pi­onships in Eu­gene, Ore.

The for­mer All-Met from Broad­neck High fin­ished in 3 min­utes 37.25 sec­onds to earn one of the three spots for the world cham­pi­onships in Bei­jing later this sum­mer. For­mer Vir­ginia run­ner Robby An­drews, nor­mally an 800 spe­cial­ist, fin­ished sec­ond in 3:38.75. Another for­mer Cava­lier,

Stephanie Gar­cia (Broad Run High), earned her spot on the world team by fin­ish­ing sec­ond to Emma Coburn in the 3,000 steeplechase.

Kate Mur­phy, a ris­ing ju­nior at Lake Brad­dock, kicked on the back­stretch to make up a huge deficit and won the ju­nior 1,500 by nearly five sec­onds in 4:16.98. The mark is No. 10 all time by a U.S. high schooler, ac­cord­ing to Mile Split. By fin­ish­ing in the top two, she earned a spot in the Pan Amer­i­can ju­nior cham­pi­onships later this sum­mer.

T.C. Wil­liams’s Noah Lyles, who won the ju­nior 100 on Fri­day in the fourth-fastest time in high school history in 10.14, broke the meet record and another Vir­ginia state record in win­ning the 200 in 20.18. He missed the Amer­i­can ju­nior record only be­cause he eased into the fin­ish line.

Join­ing Mur­phy and Lyles in Ed­mon­ton will be Loudoun Val­ley’s An­drew Hunter, who fin­ished sec­ond in the ju­nior 1,500 in 3:58.48; for­mer Poolesville All-Met and cur­rent Vir­ginia run­ner Chase

Weaver­ling, who was run­ner-up in the ju­nior 10,000 in 31:32.88; and for­mer Lake Brad­dock All-Met Han­nah Chris­ten, who won the ju­nior 3,000 steeplechase in 10:40.61 in a North Carolina uni­form.

The big­gest sur­prise came in the women’s 400. Allyson Felix surged to the win in the fi­nal 100 me­ters in 50.19 sec­onds, while Fran­cena McCorory, who had the two fastest times in the world this year, stum­bled down the stretch and fin­ished fourth. She still could go to worlds if Felix re­lin­quishes the spot to fo­cus on the 200.

Justin Gatlin had the fastest time in the 200 pre­lims in 19.92, while Ore­gon’s Jenna Pran­dini led the way for the women in 22.18. David Ver­burg snuck by world

cham­pion LaShawn Mer­ritt to win the 400 in 44.63.


The Min­nesota Wild agreed to terms with goalie De­van Dub­nyk on a six-year con­tract worth a re­ported $26 mil­lion. . . .

The Ari­zona Coy­otes traded for­ward Sam Gag­ner and a draft pick to the Philadelphia Fly­ers for de­fense­man Nick­las

Gross­mann and the con­tract of de­fense­man Chris Pronger.

The draft pick will be a con­di­tional fourth-round pick in 2016 or a third-rounder in 2017. . . .

The New York Rangers traded goal­tender Antti Raanta to the Chicago Black­hawks for for­ward


The Rangers also traded Cam

Tal­bot to Ed­mon­ton, leav­ing an open­ing at goal­tender be­hind

Hen­rik Lundqvist.


AJ All­mendinger, de­vel­op­ing as the top driver on road cour­ses, won the pole for Sun­day’s race at wind­ing Sonoma (Calif.) Race­way. . . .

Graham Ra­hal held on to the lead out of a cau­tion with three laps left to earn his sec­ond Indy Car win, clos­ing out a wild, record-set­ting day at Auto Club Speed­way in Fon­tana, Calif.

The race was marred by an in­jury to a crew mem­ber for Dale Coyne Rac­ing who was struck by

Tris­tan Vau­tier’s car dur­ing a pit


Owen Trower, Vau­tier’s front left tire changer, had to be helped to a cart and was taken to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal with a lower-ex­trem­ity in­jury, ac­cord­ing to Indy Car.


Paraguay beat Brazil, 4-3, in a shootout af­ter a 1-1 draw to ad­vance to the semi­fi­nals of the Copa Amer­ica in Con­cep­cion, Chile. . . .

In MLS play, Oc­tavio Rivero scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute, and the Van­cou­ver White­caps snapped the New Eng­land Revo­lu­tion’s 17-game home un­beaten streak with a 2-1 vic­tory in Foxborough, Mass.

Mau­rice Edu punched home a re­bound from in front of the Mon­treal goal in the 76th minute, and the Philadelphia Union sal­vaged a soggy 2-2 drawwith the Im­pact in Ch­ester, Pa.


De­nis Is­tomin of Uzbek­istan beat Sam Quer­rey of the United States, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-6), in the fi­nal of the grass-court Not­ting­ham (Eng­land) Open to win his first ATP ti­tle. . . .

Swiss teenager Belinda Ben­cic won her first ti­tle by beat­ing

Ag­nieszka Rad­wan­ska, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0, in the East­bourne (Eng­land) fi­nal. . . .

For the first time since boy­cotting the 1984 Olympics, Rus­sia won’t have a women’s bas­ket­ball team in the Olympics.

Rus­sia fin­ished in sixth place at the Euro Bas­ket tour­na­ment, los­ing to Tur­key in overtime, 6866. The win­ner of the tour­na­ment gets an au­to­matic bid to Rio. The next four teams re­ceive bids to a last-chance Olympic qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment.

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